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Friday Black: Stories (Sale Copy)

$7.99
On Hand: 11
Primary Author: 
Adjei-Brenyah, Nana Kwame
Other Authors: 
Adjei-Brenyah, Nana Kwame
Binding Type: 
Paperback
Publisher: 
Mariner Books
Publication Date: 
10/23/2018
ISBN: 
9781328911247
List price: $14.99

INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

An unbelievable debut, one that announces a new and necessary American voice. Tommy Orange, New York Times Book Review

An excitement and a wonder: strange, crazed, urgent and funny. George Saunders

Dark and captivating and essential . . . A call to arms and a condemnation . . . Read this book. Roxane Gay

A National Book Foundation 5 Under 35 honoree, chosen by Colson Whitehead
Winner of the PEN/Jean Stein Book Award
Finalist for the National Book Critics Circle's John Leonard Award for Best First Book


A piercingly raw debut story collection from a young writer with an explosive voice; a treacherously surreal, and, at times, heartbreakingly satirical look at what its like to be young and black in America.

From the start of this extraordinary debut, Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyahs writing will grab you, haunt you, enrage and invigorate you. By placing ordinary characters in extraordinary situations, Adjei-Brenyah reveals the violence, injustice, and painful absurdities that black men and women contend with every day in this country.

These stories tackle urgent instances of racism and cultural unrest, and explore the many ways we fight for humanity in an unforgiving world. In The Finkelstein Five, Adjei-Brenyah gives us an unforgettable reckoning of the brutal prejudice of our justice system. In Zimmer Land, we see a far-too-easy-to-believe imagining of racism as sport. And FridayBlack and How to Sell a Jacket as Told by Ice King show the horrors of consumerism and the toll it takes on us all.

Entirely fresh in its style and perspective, and sure to appeal to fans of Colson Whitehead, Marlon James, and George Saunders,FridayBlackconfronts readers with a complicated, insistent, wrenching chorus of emotions, the final note of which, remarkably, is hope.